Back on schedule. For now at least!
This week is the letter S. My girls have chosen two books and I am adding another couple. We share books a lot around here and enjoy spending a time in books stores, especially used books stores, wandering and perusing and looking at books we don’t know. So the girls often have books to share that I don’t know much about. Today, one of these is a book like that.
Sisters Grimm (book 1 of the series) by Michael Buckley
Long ago, Miss E fell in love with this series of books and has collected them all. The Grimm sisters are orphaned when their parents mysteriously disappear. After several foster homes, the girls go to live with grandma and find themselves in the midst of a very strange world. Turns out, they are the relatives of the Brothers Grimm and the book they always thought of as fairy-tales is actually history. They hold some important abilities to help out in the fairy tale stories. They become detectives, solving the inner-mysteries of the tales, finding the real motives, and unraveling stories.
This is a fun series that Miss E really enjoys. She goes back and read them, even now. They are fairly long books but the read easily. There are plenty of mysteries in each book and the interweaving of the fairy-tales is lots of fun. There are some scary parts if you have a very sensitive child but the story weaving is fun.
Song of the Wanderer by Bruce Coville
It is the second book in The Unicorn Chronicles. It is about a girl named Cara who is trying to get “home” to earth in order to save her grandmother from her ancestor Beloved. This is the story of her journey and of her courage in saving her grandmother.
This is a pretty short, basic summary because Miss E found out that it is time to reread this one! She remembers really liking it but can’t recall a whole lot of detail. 🙂 One of the good things about making lists like this is rediscovering old friends you haven’t read for a while.
Singer of All Songs by Kate Constable
This is about a girl named Calwyn who lives in Antaris. Antaris is the home of many priestesses and is a walled city, held up by enchantment. One day a stranger breaches the wall. His name is Darrow and he crosses the wall to escape his pursuers. When he is caught, he escapes again and Calwyn leaves with him. The pursuers were trying to catch him because Darrow wouldn’t follow in the path of his previous acquaintances, including Samis who had turned evil and are now vying for power. Along the way, Darrow and Calwyn make many friends who help them defeat Samis.
Another couple to check out:
Seven-Day Magic by Edgar Eager
Secrets at Sea by Richard Peck
That’s it for this week. Next week, we will return with the letter T!
My previous posts in the series:
A – All-of-a-Kind Family and Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse
B – Ballet Shoes and A Bear Called Paddington
C – Counting by 7s and Cheaper By The Dozen
D – Door In The Wall & D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths
E – The Endless Steppe & Ella Enchanted
F – Family Tree & Fog Magic
G – Great Turkey Walk & The Great Brain
H – Half Magic & Horse Diaries
I – Indian in the Cupboard & Island of the Blue Dolphins
J – Journey to America & Julie: An American Girl – 1974
K – Kite Fighters & Key to the Extraordinary
L – Little Women & Long Way From Chicago
M – Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle & Mistakes That Worked
N – North Child & Number the Stars
O – One and Only Ivan & Our Only May Amelia
P – Pollyanna & Prism of Wings
Q – Quanah Parker & Quake!
R – Robin Hood & Rilla of Ingleside
Also linking up with the weekly program at Homeschool Review Crew.